Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blooma's Summer Bootcamp Instructor

Personal trainer and yoga instructor Anthony Arnold will be leading our outdoor bootcamp in June. He's incredibly accomplished and a fantastic fitness inspiration! Here's a bit about him:

Anthony Arnold (Exercise Specialist/Yoga Instructor) has been active in the fitness industry since 1997. His focus has been teaching lifestyle management, mentoring new trainers and staying active within the health and wellness community. Anthony has owned and operated his own personal training and yoga studios in Denver, as well as consulted and trained in several cities throughout the country.

Anthony is certified through the International Sports and Science Association (ISSA) as a personal trainer. In 2007, Anthony became certified as a yoga instructor through Core Power Yoga in Denver and the Yoga Alliance. “I believe in making each program for my clients challenging, educational, and above all else, fun.”

Anthony grew up playing basketball, running, and lifting weights, but fell in love with yoga after his first class in 2006.

Immediately, he saw a connection and need for yoga not only in his life, but in the clients and athletes that he worked with in his studio. The same applied when it came to introducing his personal training style to yogis in the community that were looking to strengthen their practices through functional training without gaining size or weight.

Before long, Anthony was training yoga instructors and avid yogis the benefits of resistance training, and incorporating yoga into traditional athletes routines as a form of strength training and flexibility. In 2007, Anthony began teaching NBA athletes the benefits of yoga, and in 2008 traveled to New Zealand to incorporate his training programs with professional athletes overseas.

In any given session or class with Anthony, you might find yourself practicing yoga for strength and flexibility, or Plyometrics and Mesh Training for a new approach to fitness. Anthony has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from professional athletes and senior yoga instructors, to active parents, teenagers, and busy executives looking to improve their physical and mental health.

Anthony has developed specific training techniques designed for women ranging from active yogis to marathon runners.

In his spare time, you will find Anthony practicing yoga; coaching and teaching youth sports,

attending live music venues

or running.

“Everything in life is about balance, and I try to teach this to my clients, as well as apply it to my own life on a daily basis.”

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